Half Model of the Clipper ship "RAINBOW" 1845

Half Model of the Clipper ship "RAINBOW" 1845
Product Code: 23081
Shipping Weight: 12.00 lbs

Product Description

Wood half model of the clipper ship "RAINBOW" 1845. All wood hull with applied metal toe rails, cabin with portholes, helm, dead eyes, capstan with attached anchor chain and lion figurehead. Mounted to a mahogany backboard with brass nameplate. Backboard measures 11 1/2 X 30 inches. 

HISTORY OF SHIP: Rainbow, launched in New York in 1845 to sail in the China trade for the firm Howland & Aspinwall, was a clipper, a type of sailing vessel designed to sacrifice cargo capacity for speed because of her concave or hollowed lines forward, which opposed the tradition and practice of shipbuilding of the time.For a complete history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_(clipper). The Rainbow
disappeared on or after 17 March 1848
Designer: John W. Griffiths
Name Rainbow
Owner Howland & Aspinwall
Builder Smith & Dimon, New York
Launched 1845
Fate Disappeared on or after 17 March 1848
General characteristics
Class and type clipper
Tonnage 757 tons OM
Length 159 ft 0 in (48.46 m)
Beam 31 ft 10 in (9.70 m)
Draft 18 ft 4 in (5.59 m)